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Morristown, New Jersey was the location where General George Washington established two winter encampments during the Revolutionary War. The town's location between Philadelphia and New York City held strategic advantage for the Continental Army. Washington first visited Morristown in 1773 with his stepson John Parke Custis, while passing through the town en route to nearby Basking Ridge. Washington was visiting William Alexander, Lord Stirling, who would later become a major-general in the Continental Army. Following the victories at the Battles of Trenton in December 1776 and Princeton in January 1777, Washington led his troops to nearby Morristown. The forces remained in Morristown for the duration of winter until spring arrived, starting in January until May 1777. Aside from the surrounding forest land that made lumber an important industry, Morristown was a market center for local farmers and iron miners. The town was comprised of a church, courthouse, cemetery, two or three shops, a tavern, and about fifty houses. Pictured here is The Ford Mansion - Gen. Washington's Morristown headquarters (Rob Shenk - Mount Vernon Ladies' Association)
Fort Nonsense is part of the Morristown National Historic Park outside Morristown, New Jersey, and is the site of George Washington's earthwork fortification for Continental Troops in the winter of 1777, during the American Revolution. The upper redoubt and guardhouse were on high ground overlooking Morristown (as can be see in one of the photos), and were meant (supposedly) for the encampment to have an advantage in case the British followed Washington's army to Morris County from their recent battles in Trenton and Princeton (they never came). Washington's army arrived in Morristown on January 6th, 1777, with plans to stay until the end of winter. His officers quartered in the nearby Jacob Ford Mansion, and Washington used the Arnold Tavern as his headquarters (upon the troops later winter encampment at Morristown in 1779/1780, Washington used the Ford Mansion as headquarters, and troops stayed at Jockey Hollow). Fort Nonsense's construction began in May of 1777 to serve as a place to retreat. One thing that stands out about Fort Nonsense, is of course, the name. The legend goes that Washington knew he didn't need the redoubt built for a retreat that wasn't going to happen, so he put his men to work building it just to keep them busy and out of trouble. This is probably very untrue. Regardless, the fortification got the name Fort Nonsense (when it got that name is up for debate, with some claiming it was during the war, and others saying not until many many years later in 1833). Also of note, that stone marker in one photo that says the year 1779-80 is wrong....that was the second encampment at Morristown. Fort Nonsense was built during the first in 1777. #Morristown #MorristownNJ #NewJersey #Jersey #FortNonsense #georgewashington #americanrevolution #history #fort #MorrisCounty #morriscountyNJ #war #battle #revolutionarywar #FordMansion #historic #washington #army #encampment #winter
“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” -Theodore Roosevelt #morristownnj #washingtonswinterencampment #fordmansion #eastcoasttravels #historylovers @nationalparkservice
Went looking to collect for Brian's transmissions issues at the Ford mansion. Unsuccessful, but we enjoyed the tour. #thankyoujudy #fordmansion #puremichigan
Commencing our tours of historical places this week. 🇺🇸🗝 #fordmansion #revolutionarywar #georgewashington #washingtonsheadquarters #history #historicalplaces #winter2017
❄️ Pictured is a slow-motion capture of the Ford Mansion under #snowfall . This weather allows visitors to have the authentic #Morristown experience, as Washington did so many years ago, when he arrived on December 1st of 1779. ▪️ #snow #fordmansion #morristownnj #nps #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #winter #slowmotion #georgewashington #Hamilton
This past weekend, Morristown NHP participated in another successful #HollyWalk ! Pictured first are two members of the 2nd New Jersey guarding Washington in his encampment home. Next, Ranger Eric Olsen plays colonial games with an onlooking crowd in the Ford Mansion’s halls. Volunteer Deirdre and Ranger Tom Winslow guide visitors throughout the house, while Ranger Kim Watts interprets the Servant’s Quarters on the second floor. In the final photo, the Washington’s Headquarters Museum can be seen from the window of the Ford Mansion. Thank you to all who helped in the success of this fantastic holiday event! 🎄 ▪️ 📸: Photo credits go to Karen Sloat-Olsen, John Hazel, and Abby Parsons. ▪️ #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #nps #newjersey #hollywalk2017 #fordmansion #morristownnps #morristown #holidayseason #holidays #georgewashington
Morristown NHP extends a huge thank you to Linda Russell for her hammer #dulcimer performance at the Ford Mansion yesterday. Linda specializes in 18th century and Victorian pieces, performing all across America. ⏪ Swipe left to hear a part of her performance. Thank you Linda, for filling the Ford Mansion with #music this Holly Walk! ▪️ Photo & video credits to Karen Sloat-Olsen and Abby Parsons. ▪️ #lindarussell #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #nps #hollywalk #hollywalk2017 #morristown #morristownnj #newjersey #hammerdulcimer #performance #fordmansion
Holly Walk is here! December 2nd & 3rd, this upcoming weekend, Morristown National Historical Park will participate in #HollyWalk2017 through the Morris County Tourism Bureau! @morristourism The Ford Mansion, as well as five other historic sites in Morris County, will be featured this weekend from 11:00AM to 4:00PM. ▪️ To purchase tickets and view more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holly-walk-2017-tickets-39018671898?aff=es2 ▪️Photo credits to Eric Olsen. ▪️ #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #nps101 #fordmansion #morristown #weekendplans #hollywalk #newjersey
Did you buy your tickets for Holly Walk yet? Visit six festively decorated historic sites in Morris County. Acorn Hall will be open for Holly Walk on Sunday, December 3, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. For more information, visit morristourism.org or call (973) 631-5151. #hollywalk #hollywalk2017 #morristourism #acornhall #morriscountyhistoricalsociety #fordmansion #morristownnationalhistoricalpark #maccullochhallhistoricalmuseum #stickleymuseumatcraftsmanfarms #museumofearlytradesandcrafts #schuylerhamiltonhouse #morristown #madison #morrisplains #morriscounty #morriscountynj #newjersey #nj #njhistory
Happy Veterans Day Weekend! 🇺🇸 Morristown NHP is FEE FREE this weekend, November 11th and 12th. Come celebrate our soldiers, past and present, by taking a tour of the Ford Mansion and viewing the museum galleries for free. Tours begin on the hour, from 10-4. The Washington’s Headquarters Museum is open from 9:30-5, and remember - tickets are first come, first serve. We’ll see you there! ▪️ Photo credits to Scott Jung ▪️ #veteransday #veteransdayweekend #soldiers #morristown #fordmansion #celebrate #free #feefree #nps #nps101 #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #weekendplans
MCHS is getting ready for the holidays! Join us on Sunday, December 3, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, for Holly Walk! MCHS volunteer Sara Weissman is preparing her holiday sachets, made of evergreen, rose hips, and cinnamon, which will be available during Holly Walk. Get your tickets today at morristourism.org. #hollywalk #hollywalk2017 #morristourism #morristourismbureau #fordmansion #maccullochhall #schuylerhamiltonhouse #stickleymuseum #museumofearlytradesandcrafts #acornhall #morriscountyhistoricalsociety #mchs #morristown #morrisplains #madison #morriscounty #morriscountynj #newjersey #nj #njhistory
George Washington once walked on these floors in the Ford Mansion
Join us TOMORROW at the Washington’s Headquarters Museum in Morristown as Gordon Thomas Ward presents his paranormal findings of the Ford Mansion and beyond! Gordon Thomas Ward, a respected researcher of paranormal activity, will present through the Morris County Tourism Bureau from 10–11:30 in the auditorium. Admission is $15. ▪️ For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghostly-revelations-at-the-ford-mansion-tickets-36927908368?aff=eac2&utm_source=October+18,+2017&utm_campaign=Regular+Eblast&utm_medium=email ▪️ #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #nps #gordonthomasward #paranormal #👻 #paranormalresearch #ghosts #fordmansion #weekendplans #morristown #newjersey #georgewashington #spooky
Time to open up the Ford Mansion! All part of the morning routine at Morristown NHP. Have you seen the park in its autumn beauty? Join us by taking one of our hourly guided tours, starting at 10 and going through 4, on Wednesdays through Sundays. ▪️ #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #nps #nps101 #nationalparks #morristownnj #newjersey #historichouse #revolutionarywar #fordmansion #georgewashington #autumn #fall #morningroutine
They set a date!!! 😍❤️💍🌹🙈😁😭💕💙💖💙💖💙💖 . . . . . #tgpstudiomi #engagementphotos #engaged #fordmodels #fordmansion #fallengagementsession #totesadorb
Roses in a fall engagement session. Need I say more? 😍❤️🙈 🌹 💍 . . . . . #tgpstudiomi #fallengagementsession #rosegarden #fordmansion #puremichigan #motorcitycouple #seekthelight
This 40-foot wide mansion (97 Clark Street, via @brooklynhistory ) was known as the Ford Mansion, as it was once the home of Gordon L. Ford and later his son, Paul Leicester Ford. Gordon was the business manager for the New York Tribune and had a hand in banking and railroad interests. Paul was a journalist, writer, and noted bibliographer of Revolutionary War America. (Another son, Worthington, was chief of the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress.) Paul was killed in a murder suicide enacted by a third brother, Malcolm, in 1902.⠀ .⠀ In the 1960s, as this and other nearby buildings were being prepped for demolition as part of the urban renewal plans, preservationists saved the home's railing in hopes of reusing them for the restoration of another historic Heights house, the Peter Cornell home. That house was demolished as well and the railing is now in the Sculpture Garden at the Brooklyn Museum, among other architectural artifacts.⠀ .⠀ The early 1970s building that replaced the demolished Ford Mansion is the massive Cadman Towers, a 421-unit, almost Brutalist, co-op building (given the address 101 Clark Street). ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ 📸: John D. Morrell⠀ October 12, 1958⠀ #urbanarchive #nychistory #brooklynheights #fordmansion #familydrama #attemptedpreservation #brutalist #urbanrenewal#bhsarchives Join the Urban Archive beta 📱 [link in bio]
When is the last time you took a selfie with a founding father? 📸 Now's your chance! The Washington's Headquarters Museum is now open with autumn hours: Wednesday through Sunday, from 9:30 - 5:00. Washington and Hamilton are available for selfies in the main gallery hallway. Make sure to tag us in your photos! And while you are visiting, make sure to catch a tour of the Ford Mansion to see where these gentlemen were encamping for six months! Guided tours leave on the hour, with the last tour leaving at 4PM. ▪️ 📸: John Hazel ▪️ #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #nps #nps101 #georgewashington #alexanderhamilton #hamilton #selfie #museumselfie #potus #washington #fordmansion #washingtonsheadquarters #morristownnj #morristown #weekendplans
Went and toured the Ford Mansion with my mom and sisters for the first time, the house is absolutely gorgeous and the grounds are so serene and peaceful. I definitely want to go back to the @eefordhouse for the behind the scenes tour soon! #fordmansion #edselandeleanorfordhouse #fordhouse #grossepointeshores #michigan #puremichigan #lakestclair #michiganlakes #michiganbeauty
Where is the George Washington in a powdered wig emoji when you need it? #fordmansion #washingtonsheadquarters
Before the Washington's Headquarters Museum was built (1937) to house collections, many of our artifacts were on display at the historic Ford Mansion. Pictured here is the second floor of the Ford Mansion with an armory exhibit, circa 1920. If you visit this space today, you'll find it drastically less packed. ▪️ #findyourpark #nps101 #wanj #morristownnhp #historicexhibit #thenandnow #fordmansion #nps101 #encuentratuparque 📸 Meghan Kolbusch
Ford Mansion. September 1, 2017. _ _ #Washington #FordMansion #Morristown #NationalParkService #America
Ford Mansion- Morristown, NJ...Built by Jacob Ford in the 1770s. He was a iron manufacturer who also served in the militia during the Revolutionary War. He passed away in 1777. His widow, Theodosia Ford agreed to allow George Washington to use the mansion as his headquarters. During the winter of 1779 to 1780 George and Martha Washington, his assistants and servants, and guards resided here. It is still furnished as it would have been in the 1700s, with guided tours available. The Ford Mansion makes for a great day trip for any history lover! www.facebook.com/adventureswithrae #newjersey #morristownnj #fordmansion #georgewashington #njhistory #njtravel #gardenstate #revolutionarywar #historylover #history #historicalplaces #travelblogger
Today's #thenandnow features the grand entryway of the Ford Mansion. Before the home was transferred to the National Park Service, in 1933, it was owned and operated by the Washington Association of New Jersey and the house served both to memorialize its Revolutionary War past but also to store and display historic artifacts. This image depicts the exhibits as they appeared at the time of the transfer. 📸 Claire Du Laney ▪️ #fordmansion #historichouse #wanj #firsthistoricalpark #findyourpark #washingtonslepthere #nps101 #thenandnow #morristownnhp #encuentratuparque
July 31, 1873: "The property was at once struck off to the four gentlemen, who paid then, or soon after, thirty per cent of the purchase-money, and deeds were executed to them dated July 31, 1873, for the house and lot on which it stood, being about 253 feet front, and about 545 feet deep, and containing a little over three acres." And that is how the Ford mansion came to be in the hands of the Washington Association of New Jersey's forefathers - and four fathers! ▪️ (Source: History of the Washington Association of NJ, by Edmund Halsey, 1891.) ▪️ #fordmansion #morristownnj #newjeresy #washingtonassociation #nps101 #encuentratuparque #findyourpark #otd
For #nationalinternday we at Morristown NHP would like to extend a huge thank you to our three summer curatorial interns, Meghan Kolbusch, Claire du Laney, and Phoebe Duke, who have curated many projects at Washington's Headquarters, some currently on display in the main hall! Here, they sit outside the museum, clad in ranger gear and ready to work! Want to know more? ➡️ http://morristownnhpmuseum.blogspot.com/2017/06/meet-interns.html?m=1 ▪️ 📸 Sarah Minegar ▪️ #findyourpark #interns #nps101 #encuentratuparque #playonjuly #washingtonheadquarters #fordmansion #honoraryrangers #coffeemates #girlpower
🐜 For #wildlifewednesday , two local insects reenact the scene from The Lion King in Ford Mansion's grassy plains. A special thank you to Sarah Minegar for the photo! 📸 ▪️ #abugslife #lionking #playonjuly #morristownnj #nps101 #encuentratuparque #findyourpark #clitocybeflaccida #mushroom #fordmansion
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